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Mark Mathews

LIFE BEYOND FEAR is an inspirational keynote presentation delivered by one of the world's premier big wave surfers. In the last 10 years Mark has taken himself from a penniless want-to-be surfer to an international brandname, part time philosopher, story teller and big wave surfing legend.

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Testimonials for Mark Mathews

People were captivated by Mark’s talk, he was genuine and authentic and his message resonated well with our managers. – I was so pleased to hear all the compliments and thank you’s from faculty and staff for having Mark close out our cross functional segment of TAP.

Cathy Ann Leonard - Leader Development & Performance. Deloitte Services LP

 

We loved having Mark Mathews take part in the launch of Intel’s 6th Generation Core Processor in Sydney. Mark has a great story, he is passionate and is an absolute natural on stage. He is a true professional and we look forward to working more with him in the future.

Anna Torres - National Marketing Manager. Intel Australia Pty Ltd

 

Mark's presentation was very inspiring. His content was outstanding and his story was excellent. I would certainly recommend Mark for all types of occasions.

Wayne Bennett Coach - 2012 Australian sports hall of fame

Mark Mathews Travels from NSW
Fee Range: :$5001 to $10000

Mark Mathews's Biography

LIFE BEYOND FEAR is an inspirational keynote presentation delivered by one of the world's premier big wave surfers. In the last 10 years Mark has taken himself from a penniless want-to-be surfer to an international brandname, part time philosopher, story teller, big wave surfing legend and all round good guy.

 

His story is one of commitment, leadership, hard work, innovation, struggle and maximizing available talent. Winner of an unprecedented 3 back to back Oakley Big Wave Awards Mark has cemented himself as one of the best big wave surfers in the world. His passion is giving people the tools and drive tostep outside their comfort zones so they can access their true potential.

 

Mark uses a compelling mix of spectacular video footage and personal stories to engage and inspire audiences around the world.

 

Mark shares with audiences his techniques to manage change and lead through uncertain times. Specific takeaways include:

•Understanding fear and its impact on performance

•A practical four step process on how to recover from a 'wipeout'

•Knowing your clients is a key to sustainable success

•Importance of leveraging a team to increase and maintain performance levels

•Fighting Fear: Thriving in a Turbulent World is a compelling mix of spectacular video footage, Mark's personal stories and audience interaction.

Speaking Topics Include

Fighting Fear: Thriving in a Turbulent World

Mark’s keynote highlights the following:

 

1. Out the back: The courage to commit.

Mathews did not start riding big ways overnight. Mark tells his story of how he began surfing and developing the skills to ride big waves. He explains the role that motivation played in overcoming his crippling childhood fear of the ocean. 'You have to want it more than you fear it!'

2. Wipe out: Surviving the Impact zone

Whilst surfing a famous big wave break in Tasmania, Mark suffered a potentially career ending injury. His physical recovery was relatively quick, mental recovery was another matter!. The technique mark learns and uses to finally overcome the mental scars, also gives him a new outlook on the importance of stress management.

 

3. The next wave: Preparing for the next opportunity

After recovering from his wipe out mark needs to attract and retain sponsorship. This is not going to be an easy feat with current state of the economy. He explains how he became better than his best and went on to win the next 3 annual 'Oakley Biggest Wave Awards' and signing sponsorships he had once only dreamed of.